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Regulatory Relief Seen for European Insurers

European Union regulators are considering market-friendly adjustments to their Solvency 2 initiative.

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NPL Offerings to Dwindle as RPLs Take Off

A long-awaited transition appears to be taking place in the market for bonds backed by dented mortgages.

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Reassured Alphabet Back In Buying Mode

Google parent Alphabet has reversed a contraction in its asset-backed bond portfolio.

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Deutsche Targets Non-Qualified Mortgages

Deutsche Bank is positioning itself as an underwriter of bonds backed by home loans that don’t conform with the Consumer Financial Protection...

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Jefferies Payout Revealed in Court Filing

Former Jefferies executive William Jennings received a $10 million severance payment from the bank when it forced him out, court documents show.

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CLO Pros to Huddle Over Loan Shortage

A lack of fresh assets and continuing regulatory pressures will take center stage at this year’s biggest collateralized loan obligation...

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Fitch's Dean to Aid Kroll's Growth Effort

Kroll has hired former Fitch executive Michael Dean as head of issuer relations for its asset-backed bond rating unit.

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China Institutions Hesitating on US CLOs

Collateralized loan obligation professionals in the U.S. are backing away from predictions for an influx of China-based investors.

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Semper Alumni Prepare for Fund Launch

Two veteran structured-product traders who previously worked together at Semper Capital are starting a hedge fund.

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Colorado Opens Door to Utility-Fee Deals

Colorado lawmakers are considering legislation that would allow power companies in the state to issue asset-backed securities with a provision for...

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Mortgage-Bond Lawyers End Storied Careers

Two veteran mortgage-finance attorneys who played key roles in the creation of the Structured Finance Industry Group are retiring from the business.

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Morgan Stanley Chases Risk-Transfer Gigs

Morgan Stanley has hired a bond-structuring specialist to help it gain a presence as an underwriter of risk-transfer deals from Fannie Mae and Freddie...

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